11) Lynn H. Blackburn

Lynn H. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Her latest novel is One Final Breath (Revell), the third title in her Dive Team Investigations series.

12) Nancy Mehl

The author of more some 30 books, Nancy Mehl welcomes the opportunity to share her faith through her writing. She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Her latest book is Fire Storm (Bethany House), the second book in her series starring FBI profiler Kaely Quinn.

13) Susan May Warren

The USA Today-bestselling author of more than 65 novels, Susan May Warren’s books have sold more than one million copies. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. Her next novel is The Way of the Brave (Revell), the first book in her new Global Search and Rescue series.

14) Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times. The author of more than 40 books, Lisa and her family have spent over 16 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Her latest novel is Christmas Witness Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense).

15) Rachel Dylan  

Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. She has practiced law for more than a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. Rachel’s Atlanta Justice Series features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Her upcoming novel is End Game (Bethany House), the first book in her Capital Intrigue series.

16) Patricia Bradley

Patricia Bradley won an Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award in Suspense, was a finalist for the Genesis Award, won a Daphne du Maurier Award, and won a Touched by Love Award. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Her most recent novel is Justice Delivered (Revell), the latest in her Memphis Cold Case books.

17) Jaime Jo Wright

Jaime Jo Wright is winner of the Christy, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards and is a Carol Award finalist. She’s also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Her latest novel is Echoes among the Stones (Bethany House).

18) Brandilyn Collins 

The award-winning author of more than 30 books, Brandilyn Collins is known for her trademarked Seatbelt Suspense—fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. Her latest suspense novel is Plummet (Challow Press).

19) Elizabeth Goddard

A seventh-generation Texan, Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling author of more than forty books. Her Mountain Cove series books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Awards and the Carol Awards. Her latest book is Always Look Twice (Revell), the second title in her Uncommon Justice series.

20) Steven James

Bestselling novelist Steven James’ award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base. Respected by some of the top thriller writers in the world, Steven deftly weaves intense stories of psychological suspense with deep philosophical insights. His latest novel is the SF thriller Synapse (Thomas Nelson).

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About The Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of several romantic suspense series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.